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Archive for November, 2011

BIOS-Mods Server Back Online

Dear Community,

For nearly 10 hours on Thursday, November 18th, 2011, the BIOS-Mods servers went offline unexpectedly. Our hosting provider had turned off our server after seeing a “large number” of connections to the site. The site went offline without notification, and our community was not informed of the downtime mainly because we weren’t informed either.

While we are looking into a possible DDoS attack or similar spamming attack, we appreciate your patience. BIOS-Mods has had a very reputable history of maintaining a 99% plus uptime rating, and we want to keep it this way. In order to ensure we can keep the community active, please be responsible and report any suspicious activity if seen in our forums. We are hoping this is an isolated incident, but we are still investigating into the root cause of the server overload.

We too are disappointed with how our service providers handled the situation, and we are considering changing service providers to avoid such situations in the future.

Thank you for your continued support of the BIOS-Mods community. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the site downtime or other relevant concerns, please do not hesitate to send us a message via our contact form, which we will promptly reply to.

Regards,
Chris a.k.a. “TheWiz”
BIOS-Mods Administrator